Noe Pamarot has revealed how laughter turned to joy after his stunning strike at Newcastle on Saturday.
The French defender let rip with a remarkable strike which helped Newcastle to their 4-1 success at St James' Park.
Pamarot has revealed how he was getting some stick from team-mate Sylvain Distin before the match after manager Harry Redknapp suggested he push forward.
"I scored one like that in France but never here," said Pamarot.
"I have scored like that in training but the rest of the players took the Mickey out of me and said I could never score like that in a game, but I did.
"Harry told me to do that before the game and Sylvain was laughing at me - it was right in front of the manager. It worked though."
Pamarot felt the win at Newcastle was the perfect way to bounce back from their Carling Cup disappointment after they lost out to Blackburn.
"After our performance in the cup on Wednesday I think we needed a good game and that is what we did. We scored quickly, every chance we got it was like we scored," he continued.
"It's an amazing stadium and we knew that if we could keep the crowd quiet we could have something in the game.
"It was a great start, after the first 11 minutes we just kept the game and did really well.
"At the start of this season we knew that if we had a good start it would make a difference, now we just take one game after another. But it's looking good. We won, we're playing well, I scored. What more can I ask for?"